This photograph is one of several reception toast photographs that I display in my wedding photography portfolio. One of my colleagues even made a remark that I seem to particularly enjoy this kind of photograph. For this image, I love how the bride's father is so prominently featured in the image and how the faces of the bride, groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen, also differing emotions and differing levels of attention. Where the tricks that I use to make sure this kind of photograph as possible, is that I ask anyone giving a speech to stand next to the bride and groom. This means that if they reach out, that they can touch the person closest to them which can often increase the likelihood of emotional expression. Also, by being so close to the couple, I am able to create a photograph featuring the bride, groom, and the speaker at one time which improves the storytelling elements of the photograph.
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